Tagalog Contemporary Bible

2 Timoteo 1:1-18

1Mula kay Pablo na apostol ni Cristo Jesus ayon sa kalooban ng Dios. Sinugo ako ng Dios para ipahayag ang tungkol sa buhay na ipinangako niyang makakamtan nating mga nakay Cristo Jesus.

2Timoteo, minamahal kong anak:

Sumaiyo nawa ang biyaya, awa at kapayapaang galing sa Dios Ama at kay Cristo Jesus na ating Panginoon.

Pasasalamat sa Dios at Paalala kay Timoteo

3Nagpapasalamat ako sa Dios na pinaglilingkuran ko nang may malinis na konsensya, tulad ng ginawa ng mga ninuno ko. Nagpapasalamat ako sa kanya sa tuwing inaalala kita sa panalangin araw at gabi. 4Kapag naaalala ko ang pag-iyak mo noong umalis ako, kaya nasasabik akong makita ka para maging lubos ang kagalakan ko. 5Hindi ko makakalimutan ang tapat mong pananampalataya tulad ng nasa iyong Lola Luisa at ng iyong inang si Eunice, at natitiyak kong nasa iyo rin ngayon. 6Dahil dito, pinaaalalahanan kita na lalo ka pang maging masigasig sa paggamit ng kakayahang ipinagkaloob sa iyo ng Dios, na tinanggap mo nang patungan kita ng kamay. 7Sapagkat hindi tayo binigyan ng Dios ng espiritu ng kaduwagan, kundi espiritu ng kapangyarihan, pag-ibig, at disiplina sa sarili.

8Kaya huwag kang mahihiyang magpatotoo tungkol sa ating Panginoon o tungkol sa akin na bilanggo dahil sa kanya. Sa halip, sa tulong ng Dios, makibahagi ka sa mga paghihirap dahil sa Magandang Balita. 9Iniligtas at tinawag tayo ng Dios para maging kanya, hindi dahil sa ating mga gawa kundi ayon sa layunin at biyaya na ibinigay sa atin ni Cristo Jesus bago pa nagsimula ang mundo. 10Ngunit nahayag lang ito nang dumating si Cristo Jesus na ating Tagapagligtas. Tinanggalan niya ng kapangyarihan ang kamatayan at ipinahayag sa atin ang buhay na walang hanggan sa pamamagitan ng Magandang Balita.

11Pinili ako ng Dios na maging apostol at guro para ipahayag ang Magandang Balitang ito. 12Ito ang dahilan kaya ako dumaranas ng mga paghihirap. Ngunit hindi ko ito ikinakahiya, dahil kilala ko kung sino ang sinasampalatayanan ko at natitiyak kong maiingatan niya hanggang sa huling araw ang ipinagkatiwala ko sa kanya.1:12 ipinagkatiwala ko sa kanya: o, ipinagkatiwala niya sa akin. 13Ituro mo ang tamang aral na natutunan mo sa akin, nang may pananampalataya at pag-ibig dahil ito ang karapat-dapat gawin ng mga nakay Cristo Jesus. 14Sa tulong ng Banal na Espiritu na nasa atin, ingatan mo ang tamang aral na ipinagkatiwala ko sa iyo.

15Alam mong tinalikuran ako ng halos lahat ng mga kapatid sa probinsya ng Asia, pati na sina Figelus at Hermogenes. 16Kaawaan sana ng Dios si Onesiforus at ang pamilya niya, dahil lagi niya akong tinutulungan,1:16 tinutulungan: o, inaaliw. at hindi niya ako ikinahiya kahit na akoʼy isang bilanggo. 17Sa katunayan, nang dumating siya sa Roma, sinikap niya akong hanapin hanggang sa matagpuan niya ako. 18At alam na alam mo kung paano niya ako tinulungan noong nasa Efeso ako. Kaawaan sana siya ng Panginoon sa Araw ng Paghuhukom.

New International Reader's Version

2 Timothy 1:1-18

1I, Paul, am writing this letter. I am an apostle of Christ Jesus just as God planned. He sent me to tell about the promise of life found in Christ Jesus.

2Timothy, I am sending you this letter. You are my dear son.

May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy and peace.

Paul Gives Thanks

3I thank God, whom I serve as did our people of long ago. I serve God, knowing that what I have done is right. Night and day I thank God for you. Night and day I always remember you in my prayers. 4I remember your tears. I long to see you so that I can be filled with joy. 5I remember your honest and true faith. It was alive first in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice. And I am certain that it is now alive in you also.

Paul Encourages Timothy to Be Faithful

6This is why I remind you to help God’s gift grow, just as a small spark grows into a fire. God put his gift in you when I placed my hands on you. 7God gave us his Spirit. And the Spirit doesn’t make us weak and fearful. Instead, the Spirit gives us power and love. He helps us control ourselves. 8So don’t be ashamed of the message about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, his prisoner. Instead, join with me as I suffer for the good news. God’s power will help us do that. 9God has saved us. He has chosen us to live a holy life. It wasn’t because of anything we have done. It was because of his own purpose and grace. Through Christ Jesus, God gave us this grace even before time began. 10It has now been made known through the coming of our Savior, Christ Jesus. He has broken the power of death. Because of the good news, he has brought life out into the light. That life never dies. 11I was appointed to announce the good news. I was appointed to be an apostle and a teacher. 12That’s why I’m suffering the way I am. But this gives me no reason to be ashamed. That’s because I know who I have believed in. I am sure he is able to take care of what I have given him. I can trust him with it until the day he returns as judge.

13Follow what you heard from me as the pattern of true teaching. Follow it with faith and love because you belong to Christ Jesus. 14Guard the truth of the good news that you were trusted with. Guard it with the help of the Holy Spirit who lives in us.

Examples of Faithful and Unfaithful People

15You know that all the believers in Asia Minor have deserted me. They include Phygelus and Hermogenes.

16May the Lord show mercy to all who live in the house of Onesiphorus. He often encouraged me. He was not ashamed that I was being held by chains. 17In fact, it was just the opposite. When he was in Rome, he looked everywhere for me. At last he found me. 18May Onesiphorus find mercy from the Lord on the day Jesus returns as judge! You know very well how many ways Onesiphorus helped me in Ephesus.